From: Bill Binko <bill.binko@ma...> - 2008-10-29 22:48:35
Hi everyone, and thanks for the great tool.
I am considering taking a stab at the Garmin ADM 1.1 format for a
project that I'm playing with. It's an undocumented binary format, but
it seems like it is fairly well structured, and I've found several
pieces of data in it already. I have a couple of questions before I
start in earnest.
I noticed that on this page
http://www.gpsbabel.org/htmldoc-development/fmt_garmin.html it is very
clear that the Garmin USB driver does not support the format, however, I
am wondering if there is any reason for me not to bother with this?
For example, I don't want to decode the format, pull out the tracks,
waypoints and routes, and then find that I can't contribute the driver
because of legal issues or the like. It is just time/effort that has
stopped this format from being included?
This is very much a proof-of-concept project right now (I'm not
promising anything), but I was wondering if there had been any activity
on this front before. If so, could someone please point me to the
interested parties? I see this question:
But nothing else in the archives.
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 5:24 PM, Bill Binko <bill.binko@...> wrote:
> Hi everyone, and thanks for the great tool.
> I am considering taking a stab at the Garmin ADM 1.1 format for a
There have been a few requests for it. Not a huge number, but it's one
me as familiar. You're the first that's expressed any interest in _doing_
> http://www.gpsbabel.org/htmldoc-development/fmt_garmin.html it is very
> clear that the Garmin USB driver does not support the format, however, I
That format doesn't support Garmin ADM. (The list of what we don't support
there so that dilligent searchers can find that out before struggling
There's absolutely no reason that another format couldn't be added to
that did it. Heaven knows we already have several Garmin file formats...
> because of legal issues or the like. It is just time/effort that has
> stopped this format from being included?
Yep. We can't do 'em all. At some point, it comes down to someone wanting
something badly enough to do it and it sounds like you're on your way. I
know of anyone that's laid down any code for it yet, so you're in the lead.
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